INDUSTRY CHALLENGES & STRATEGIES
The corona-virus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. The months ahead will be quite volatile and dynamic.
Most businesses will experience resurgence as the restrictions are lifted and some businesses will need support as the economy reopens.
We have put some links together for businesses to apply for whilst they rebuild their business.
COVID-19 Supply Suspension Scheme
The COVID-19 Supply Suspension Scheme is part of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities’ (CRU) response to the unique and extraordinary circumstances presented by COVID-19. The scheme aims to help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in managing the costs associated with their energy supply when temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
At Bord Gáis Energy we understand that businesses are facing many challenges and we want to help all customers that are eligible avail of this Scheme. As your energy supplier, we are responsible for submitting your completed application to the respective network companies (ESBN and GNI) who will process your application and include you in the Scheme. Once the relevant network company confirms to us that your site has been included in the Scheme, we will contact you to let you know.
The Scheme will run from 1st May - 31st July 2020. During this time you will remain a Bord Gáis Energy customer but once you avail of the scheme you will have no energy or network charges billed for the duration that the Scheme is in place*. If you have any questions please call your Key Account Manager who would be happy to help talk you through the benefits of the scheme and how to apply or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Supply Suspension arrangements vary for electricity Quarter Hourly (QH) customers- where consumption is recorded energy and variable network charges will apply. See the business help section for more information.